FOSBR Newsletter 91: Spring 2016 - Our FOSBR newsletter editor has turned roving reporter to investigate potential station sites
FOSBR welcome new Bristol mayor Marvin Rees! We are pleased that Marvin has already signed our mayoral pledge and we look forward to working with him - May 2016
In support of Bristol Walk Fest (May 2016) we have produced a leaflet "Walks to five Bristol libraries along byways, streams and woodlands" here with route maps & public transport connections
Full Fest programme is here
Re-signalling works on Filton Bank on May & August Bank Holidays 2016 - see GWR website here FFI
Also Electrification engineering will cause diversions around Severn Tunnel in September/October 2016 - see here FFI
At end-January, we submitted feedback to the WEP transport study including feedback from our transport survey. Final results can be found *here* (800 participants) - April 2016
See key themes across Bristol *here*
FOSBR & friends visited new Newcourt station for inspiration - 14th November 2015
WEP Scrutiny on 8th September backed Henbury Loop above Spur but but WEP JTB on 16th September 2015 went for Spur decision with Loop 'Protection'
Mayor "considers the decision" to sell Bristol Port freehold BCC Cabinet Meeting - Tues 16th June
Update: Mayor considered the decision, confirmed his intention to sell with immediate effect & then sacked Assistant Mayor who disagreed. See 'Press Articles'
Leaflet from Network Rail with further details of diversions and bus replacement services due to engineering works in the Severn Tunnel - Monday 12th September to Friday 21st October 2016
Leaflet from Network Rail and GWR with further details of diversions and bus replacement services due to re-signalling works on Filton Bank - May Bank Holiday 28th-30th May 2016
Severnside Community Rail Partnership have released their 2016 progress report which contains results of the November 2015 passenger count.
Meeting notes from FOSBR AGM with many thanks to our excellent speaker Chris Austin OBE, co-author of "Disconnected: Broken Links in Britain’s Rail Policy”
FOSBR Round-up 2015 *here*
Freedom of the Zone - A Journey
26th November 2015
Railfuture Bristol Conference
7th November 2015
A summary of the Box Tunnel, Bathampton Junction & Sydney Gardens Engineering Works in August 2015
(Thank you Mark Kinsey of Network Rail)